Also In This Issue

Young Black adults with skate boards at the opening of Parasite Park in Gentilly

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion recognizes research that addresses societal inequities and promotes social change. Continue Reading

Graphic logotype: "2021 Research, Scholarship & Artistic Achievement Awards"

Research, Scholarship & Artistic Achievement

The Tulane University Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Awards were presented for the first time in November at a gala at the Higgins Hotel near The World War II Museum in New Orleans. Continue Reading

photo of students using wifi in Contemporary Arts Museum after hurricane Ida

Living and Learning

When Hurricane Ida arrived 16 years to the day after Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, a narrative quickly emerged that it would be the Katrina of the 2020s. Fortunately, the improvements made to New Orleans’ flood protection system more than a decade and a half ago changed this storyline. Continue Reading

John Clemmer teaches a class on a French Quarter balcony in 1949

John Clemmer: A Legacy in Art

A teacher of drawing and painting at the School of Architecture, chair of the Newcomb Art Department and producer of modernist art, the late John Clemmer is remembered for his generosity and impact on the New Orleans art scene. Continue Reading

Students get together at a Global Cafe event in the Lavin-Bernick Center.

Bounce Back from Hurricane Ida

Tulane evacuated students who had sheltered in place during the storm, including on-campus and off-campus undergraduates and graduate and professional students, to Houston, where a hub was established at the university’s expense to provide students with food and lodging until they were able to get flights home. Continue Reading

Architectural rendering of Richardson Memorial Hall's renovation plan

Architecture’s Major Renovation

The home of Tulane School of Architecture is preparing for a major renovation. Continue Reading

White mother talking to adolescent girl

Talk About Race

Tulane University researcher awarded $3.4 million NIH grant to help families have ‘Color Brave’ discussions against racism. Continue Reading

photo of Troy Dannen in the Athletics training room

Reshaping College Sports

The NCAA Constitution Committee is billed as a panel that will reshape college sports, and Tulane University Athletics Director Troy Dannen made no secret of his desire to be part of it. Continue Reading

Dancers in a choreographed work by Ronit Ziv

In-Person Dance Artist

Choreographer Ronit Ziv established her place in the dance world with her first work, “Rose Can’t Wait,” in 1999. Continue Reading

section of a circa 1930 postcard showing Antoine's restaurant

Wish You Were Here

Postcards depicting travel scenes and inscribed with cryptic messages are a dwindling form of communication. Continue Reading

photo of a note left in Monroe Hall dorm

Note to New Inhabitants

Students connect years apart through a slip of paper left in a hole in the wall in Monroe Residence Hall. Continue Reading

Trivia Frazier stands in her science lab in a blue dress

Trivia Frazier: Research Scientist & Business Innovator

Trivia Frazier (SSE ’08, M ’12, B ’18), president and CEO of Obatala Sciences, is passionate about her company’s work and is thrilled to be blazing a path for others interested in bioengineering research. Continue Reading

Billy Witz sits with reporter's notebook by sports field

impression: Billy Witz

Billy Witz followed in his father’s footsteps to Tulane 41 years ago and took the road less traveled in becoming an award-winning sports journalist.  Continue Reading

Avron B. (A&S ’62) and Wendy Fogelman (NC ’63)

Gift Creates Fogelman Hall In New Residential Village

The alumnus whose name is synonymous with Tulane basketball is now providing the lead gift to build the preeminent student residence hall on the uptown campus. Continue Reading

Phil (A&S ’64, M ’68) and Cheryl (NC ’66, M ’69) Leone

New Presidential Chair Established at School of Medicine

A husband-and-wife team who first met as Tulane undergraduates is donating $5 million to create the university’s ninth Presidential Chair, which will be based at the School of Medicine. Continue Reading

Valerie and Michael McKeever (A&S ’73, B ’75)

Gift Endows Career Services for Student-athletes

Tulane University has received a $1.4 million gift from the Valerie and Michael McKeever family, $1 million of which will be used to establish the McKeever Family Athletic Career Development Endowed Fund. Continue Reading